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Running RBS on Linux

SPECIAL NOTE: The following procedure was developed by an RBS Beta Team member. It has NOT been approved for general use. This article is only for use as a basis for experimenting with running RBS in a Linux environment. At the present time this is not an official recommendation, and RBS can offer no support for running our software on Linux other than this article.

How to use RBS software in a Linux environement


I run my server on linux using Win4Lin ( on top of Mandrake 9.2 (

Win4Lin runs Win98 inside Linux. It is one of the best ways of running Windows applications on Linux.

I realised that the server works very well on Win98 but I needed a more secure OS. Running Windows on top of Linux gives you all the power of Linux.


It is easy to backup Linux (or unix) servers with Remote Backup.

1st solution:

- Install Samba ( on the Linux server (or unix) and backup the data using Rbackup installed on a networked Windows machine.

2nd solution:

- Install Win4lin on the server - Win4lin allows your Windows apps to see the Linux file system - Install Rbackup and use it as usual.


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